Poetry of Jazz: Ian Smith/Alan Barnes 17 November

The Poetry of Jazz and the Jazz of Poetry

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Sunday 17 November, 12 noon
Tickets: £12/£24 with lunch.
Tickets are available from Bridport TIC (t: 01308 424901). Please phone Sladers Yard on 01308 459511 to reserve lunch.

To a host of writers ranging  from TS Eliot and WH Auden to Jack Kerouac and Frank O’Hara, jazz has been a recreational delight as well as a profound source of inspiration.  Ian Smith brings the poetry and the jazz together to explore this rich connection.

IAN SMITH has lectured on Modern and Renaissance Poetry at universities on both sides of the Atlantic and, at the same time plays jazz regularly with leading musicians from Britain and Europe.  A published writer, he is currently working on a play for Radio 4 with ALAN BARNES, Britain’s leading saxophonist who joins him now in a dazzling double-bill at Sladers Yard on Saturday night and Sunday lunch.

The 9th Bridport Literary Festival comes to a spectacular end with a highly entertaining and fascinating 90 minute lunchtime event with jazz, poetry readings and hilarious commentary.

Alan Barnes on sax

Alan Barnes on sax

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